Laziness and Apathy
Idle; apathetic; slothful.
Key passages
Pr 6:6–11

Go to the ant, lazy! Consider its ways and be wise. It has no chief, officer, or ruler. In the summer, it prepares its food; in the harvest, it gathers its sustenance. How long will you lie down, lazy? When will you rise up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, …

Pr 26:13–16

A lazy person says “A lion is in the road! A lion among the streets!” The door turns on its hinge, and a lazy person on his bed. A lazy person buries his hands in the dish; he is too tired to return it to his mouth. A lazy person is wiser in his eyes than seven who answer discreetly. …

Mt 25:14–30

For it is like a man going on a journey. He summoned his own slaves and handed over his property to them. And to one he gave five talents, and to another two, and to another one, to each one according to his own ability, and he went on a journey immediately. The one …

2 Th 3:6–12

But we command you, brothers, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that you keep away from every brother who lives irresponsibly and not according to the tradition that they received from us. For you yourselves know how it is necessary to imitate us, …

1 Ti 5:13

And at the same time also, going around from house to house, they learn to be idle, and not only idle, but also gossipy and busybodies, saying the things that are not necessary.

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